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Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology is any piece of technology (either low-tech or high-tech) designed to perform a task and/or remove a barrier for the user. Assistive technology can support many facets of learning, including reading, writing, studying, and time management.

Tools available to support students at NSCC

  • Assistive Technology Guide has information and resources on a variety of tools to support you with  reading, writing, studying, organization, notetaking and math.
  • NSCC's Knowledge Base contains articles about assistive technology tools and features available in Microsoft Applications such as Teams, OneNote, Word, and more.
  • ReadSpeaker and TextHelp Read and Write are reading/literacy support software programs which are available free for all staff and students. Visit the Literacy Support Software Guide for more information.
  • The Digital Accessibility Toolkit provides information on how to create accessible documents and remove barriers when using and creating online content.

Please contact the Learning Commons Assistant at your campus Testing Centre or your Learning Strategist for help with any of these tools.